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Barnsdale Bar services


A1 between Doncaster and Pontefract

Signposted from the road.



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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.


Barnsdale Bar southbound was once a star attraction, but it has now descended to a typical pair of petrol stations.


Outdoor Space: No grass space Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Great North Road
North & West Yorkshire

Trivia and Design

Black and white photo of a footbridge across a main road, with a restaurant in the distance.
The southbound amenity building in the 1960s.

See also: History:Barnsdale Bar

When Yorkshire was divided in 1974, the new boundary ran down the edge of the A1. This means the northbound service area is in the Wakefield district of West Yorkshire, while most of the southbound service area is in the Selby district of North Yorkshire.

Barnsdale Bar was known for its large restaurant on the southbound side; it was one of the biggest service area buildings on an A-road. This fell into the hands of Little Chef and became derelict in 2019.

23.5 Degrees submitted plans to demolish the derelict restaurant building, building a McDonald's Drive Thru and a Starbucks Drive Thru. There would be two more stores (planned to be occupied by Greggs and Subway) built within the hotel car park.

The Starbucks car park is also planned to include eight InstaVolt electric vehicle charging points, positioned in front of the existing hotel building which is expected to remain. The restaurant building was demolished in late 2022.

Meanwhile, Shell currently hold planning permission to build two Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points on the northbound side.


Carcroft (northbound, 3 miles)
Blyth (19 miles)
Woodall (M1 south, 25 miles)
Services on the A1Darrington (southbound, 3 miles)
Ferrybridge (5 miles)

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